The covers don’t officially come off the eagerly-awaited Kenworth K220 until an invite-only VIP event in Brisbane in early June.
But thanks to eagle-eyed fan Brad Buckland, an ex-truckie who now manages a bus depot in Shepparton, here’s a sneak peek of the truck in action today that’s causing all the hype.
Buckland, who heard from a mate that the truck had spent the day testing on the skid pad at DECA Shepparton, approached the Kenworth driver in the Ampol servo to find out a bit more.
“I went up to him and said, ‘Is this what I think it is, a K220?’ He was like, ‘I don’t know’, but at the same time raising his eyebrows with big smiles.
“I laughed and told him I got accused on Facebook of photoshoping it 12 months ago when I leaked a picture of it in the factory at Bayswater.
“He laughed and drove out slow knowing I was filming.”
After pulling out of the Ampol, in the second clip below Buckland says you can see the K220 turn right into the GTM Shepparton Kenworth dealership about 100m down the road.